BAY AREA SAILING SCHOOL

TOP TEN ASA SCHOOL IN THE WORLD
#1 ASA SCHOOL IN TEXAS

BASED ON over 14,000 CERTIFICATIONS SINCE 1999

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  Learn to Sail in only Two Days for under $300
                  
   Free Charter, Free Mentor Session, Sailing Made Easy textbook, ASA Logbook, ASA Certification Fee
   all included in the above price for ASA 101. Only $293.30.

          See Details about the courses at the bottom of this Section
             CHECK OUT OUR PRIVATE COURSES
                                         281-334-4179

WE ARE OPEN FOR CLASSES AND CHARTERS

We are requesting everyone wear masks for everyone's safety.
Minimum 6 foot distance will be maintained in the classroom 
between family units.

  
    ASA 101
    We do have 4 spaces available November 28-29 and
    several spaces every weekend afterwards.
    Only $293.30
    Two days, 8:30 am till 5 pm each day                


  Never more than four students on the ASA 101 boats except for families.

  We have five boats available to use for ASA 101

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  We are now offering two day courses for ASA 103 and ASA 104 as
  separate courses so it is not necessary to take a day off.
  Price is $425 per person Minimum 3 people required
  Private is $1000 for one or two people
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Spaces available every weekend for Combo

3 Spaces Available for December 4-6.
Space available every weekend afterwards.
Your choice whether to stay aboard at night. 
Vessel is at dock in Kemah every evening.
This is a three day course 8:30 am till 5 pm each
day.


  • The Combo course (ASA 103 & ASA 104)
  •  offered every weekend.
    Over 60 combo courses every year.  






    • You can save $80 on the Combo course
    • (ASA 103 and ASA 104) by placing a
    • deposit for ASA 101 and the Combo course
    • at the same time.
    • The total deposit for both courses is $300.
      Reduces the Combo to $592.48 from $672.48
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  • You can split the three day Combo course between two weekends 
  • so one does not have to take a work day off to get your
  • ASA 103 and 104 certs.
  • The first weekend would be the first day of the class and then complete
  •  the Combo class the next weekend.

    There is no additional charge for a Combo split between two weekends
  •  if there are 3 or more people doing the split class.

    The additional charge, if less than three people, to do the split weekend
  •  is $150. If there are two people, $150 would be divided between 2 people

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  • Next ASA 105 Coastal Navigation Classroom Course is January 16-17.
  • Maximum 4 people     2 Spaces available. We also offer an online version.
  • See details on the "Welcome" Page of this website for enrollment. The online
  • version is $380 as compared to $350 for our classroom course.

      
  •   
  • The course is $350.  Also offered as a private course.
  • $850 for one person, $900 for two people or $450 per person,
  • $1050 for three people or $350 per person, $1400 for four people
  • or $350 per person


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  •           ASA 106 - Advance Coastal Cruising
  •    


  • $1090   Next course is May 5-7, 2021. 
  • Another 106 course will be scheduled before
  • then if at least two individuals enroll.

  •  



The world was discovered by sailors!   Discover the joy of sailing at Bay Area Sailing School - an ASA
certified professional training facility. Over 14,000 ASA certifications have been issued through
Bay Area Sailing School since 1999!
         
  •   Basic Keelboat Course  
            ASA 101


  •     Combo Course    
              ASA 103 and ASA 104
   
  •    Coastal Navigation   
             ASA 105

  •     Advanced Coastal Cruising  
              ASA 106
   

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

Basic Keelboat Course - ASA 101

For novices who want to learn the fundamentals of sailing and small boat handling, we offer this
2-day course. This Introduction to Sailing usually takes place on the weekend with the bulk of the course
taught on the water. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified to rent sailboats up to 20' in length
in moderate wind and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. At Sacketts Sailing Center,
however, you are welcomed to rent sailboats up to 33' after completing the Mentor session.

Offered every weekend.
The course hours are 8:30 am till 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Prerequisite:    None
NOTE:   You may "challenge" the Basic Keelboat Course if you have sufficient sailing experience for
$162.30 while taking the Combo course. Otherwise challenging is $212.30.*
 

What to bring.

Cost: $293.30  (includes tax, materials, and certification fee)
Deposit is $100 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2007, ASA requires all schools to charge a certification fee for first time students.
This fee includes a 3 month trial membership in ASA. Click here to view the ASA benefits page.


When you complete this course, you will receive:

  • One Free Charter on a Watkins 27*
  • One Free Mentor session.*

*Not included with the course challenge.

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE.

                                           Weekend            Week Day
1 person                              $900.00              $586.00
2 people                               $900.00               $586.00
3 people                            $1036.60               $686.00
4 people                            $1173.20               $786.00   

*The above rates are for private lessons on the boat with your own instructor but do NOT include private
classroom on a weekend..  Private classroom on a weekend is an additional $100.

Add $250 to the above prices if you would like a private Mentor Sail
.         

 Click here to request more information.

.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY


Combo Course - ASA 103 & 104

During this 3-day course, you will obtain both the Basic Coastal Cruising and the
Bare boat Chartering certifications.
You will be doing chart work, and other activities such as anchoring required when you do a bare boat
charter in the Caribbean without a skipper aboard.  You are the Skipper of a sailboat up to 45 feet.


Offered every weekend.

Prerequisite:   Basic Keelboat Course (101)
NOTE:   You may "challenge" the Basic Keelboat Course if you have sufficient sailing experience for
$162.30 while taking the Combo Course.

What to bring.

Cost: $672.48 (includes tax and material)


Deposit is $200 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.
 

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE.

                                           Weekend            Week Day
1 person                             $1845.00            $1540.00
2 people                              $1845.00            $1540.00
3 people                             $2147.46             $1640.00
4 people                             $2449.92             $1740.00 

Family members are welcomed to accompany you on private lessons without charge if they choose
the existing deep discounts already in place for the Week Day private courses.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

   Click here to request more information.
 

Classroom (Fast Track Coastal Navigation)   ASA 105
This course was designed for the student who does not have the time to devote to a home study course,
(usually about 3 months). The training portion of this course takes place in one weekend.  The student
then works on one's practice exams at home (most students spend about 5 hrs). Final examination is
scheduled at your convenience and usually takes about 3 hours.



Coastal Navigation is a non-sailing course with no prerequisites.  This interesting and challenging
course covers everything needed to safely pilot a sailing vessel in near coastal or inland waters. You will
learn to use the Federal navigation publications, the instruments required for navigation, use of tide tables
and current tables, how to convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic, and compass, plot a
chart position and determine the course to steer to reach your destination. The types and uses of lighted
and unlighted navigation aids along with shapes, colors, and lights used in the buoyage system will be
taught.

This is a prerequisite for Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106)course.

 Prerequisite:   None

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost: $350
Deposit is $100 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.

The following are included with the course:
16 + hours of classroom instruction
Fast Track Navigation Work Book
Navigation instruments
Practice Charts
Martha's Vineyard Training Chart
Calculator, pencils, eraser, notebook 

 




  Click here to request more information.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
         

Coastal Navigation - ASA 105

Home study - $350

Coastal Navigation is a non-sailing course with no prerequisites.  This interesting and challenging course
covers everything needed to safely pilot a sailing vessel in near coastal or inland waters. You will learn to
use the Federal navigation publications, the instruments required for navigation, use of tide tables and
current tables, how to convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic, and compass, plot a chart
position and determine the course to steer to reach your destination. The types and uses of lighted and
unlighted navigation aids along with shapes, colors, and lights used in the buoyage system will be taught.

  This is a prerequisite for the Advanced Coastal Cruising course.

Cost: $350.00 (includes course materials but not instruments)
We ask for the full amount at time of enrollment for the home study course as compared to a $100 deposit
for the classroom course because very few people ever come in to take the test for the home study course.
Most people taking the classroom version do take the exam.

  Click here to request more information.

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

         
Coastal Navigation - ASA 105
OnLine Version - $380  Go to our Welcome page on this website for details
including how to enroll online.



Advanced Coastal Cruising - ASA 106

This 3-day live-aboard course includes night operations for a few hours in the Gulf of Mexico with a night
entry into the Port of Galveston.. Emphasis is placed on understanding weather, seamanship, mechanical
systems and the more advanced navigation topics covered in Coastal Navigation. For those individuals
anticipating overnight trips where watch standing will be necessary, this is an excellent opportunity to learn
the skills and techniques for such a trip.

* Wind and weather conditions will determine the exact route and time under sail for this course.


The fee is $1090 per person.

Space for 4 people May 7-9, 2021.
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Note:  A 7-day version is also available which includes a round trip to Port Aransas/Corpus Christi.
The fee for the 7 day version to Port Aransas is $8000 which includes up to four people in your group.
This is not a per person fee.

Prerequisite:   101, 103, 104, and 105

Cost: $1090
Deposit is $200 per person which can be done by phone with a credit card.
Add  $30- $40 for provisions
Private lessons available:  $1500 per person for 2 people or $2800 for 1 person

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

Click here to request more information.
WE ARE OPEN
WE REQUESTS EVERYONE WEAR MASKS
FOR EVERYONE'S HEALTH

6 FOOT MINIMUM DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED IN THE CLASSROOM BETWEEN ALL FAMILY UNITS  

CHECK OUT OUR PRIVATE COURSES

  • Basic Keelboat - ASA 101 course 
  •  $293.30.
  • Two Day course 8:30 am till 5 pm each day


  • 101 Classes have  6 spaces November 14-15
  • Space available every weekend thereafter

  •  Never more than 4 students per boat




  • Only $293.30
  • Free Charter and mentor session included. 

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  •  _____________________________________

  •         

  • Combo Classes
  • 3 Day Class
  • ASA 103 & 104
  • 3 Day course
  • 8:30 am till 5 pm each day
  • Boat is back at the dock each day
  • No need to stay aboard

  •  Booking for 11/20-22
  •  4 Spaces left for 11/20-22
  •  

  •  November 13-15 Class
  •  Is full on both boats

  •  Space available every weekend from November 20-22 and after.




  •  

  • $672.48 


  • Our phones are open 
  • 7 days a week
  • 281-334-4179


  •  Your choice whether to stay aboard at night. 
  • Vessel is at dock in Kemah each evening.



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You can split the three day Combo course between two weekends so one does not have to take a work day off to get your ASA 103 and 104 certs.

The first weekend would be the first day of the class and then complete the Combo class the next weekend.

There is no additional charge for a Combo split between two weekends if there are 3 or more people doing the split class.

The additional charge, if less than three people, to do the split weekend is $150. If there are two people, $150 would be divided between 2 people

 

  • We have over 60 Combo classes each year


  • Our telephone number is 281-334-4179





  • ******************************************************************************
    We are now offering two day courses for ASA 103 and ASA 104 as separate courses so it is not necessary to take a day off.
    Price is $425 per person
    Private is $1000 for one or two people




  • You can save $80 on the Combo course (ASA 103 and ASA 104) by placing a deposit for ASA 101 and the Combo course at the same time.
    The total deposit for both courses is $300.

    This reduces the Combo to $592.48 from $672.48



Classes are taught year around


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  • ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation) 2 day classroom course

November 21-22
Maximum 4 students

2 Spaces Available

  • Minimum 6 foot separation will be maintained between family units

Only $350 with $100 deposit

Private course offered for $850 for one person
$900 total for two people or $450 per person
$1050 total for three people or $350 per person
$1400 total for four people or $350 per person

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ASA 106
Advance Coastal Cruising
A three day/two night course
Includes night operations in the Gulf of Mexico


$1090

Next 106 class is May 7-9, 2021
We will schedule another class before May 7 if at least two people enroll






    • Deposit locks in the savings until you are ready to schedule the class
    • We do enrollment over the phone

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       Join Bay Area Sailing Association for $75
      $25 Monthly Auto charge payments for 12 months after joining



    A Note regarding weather.  Our experience over 20 years is that the forecast is much more accurate from a local tv station such as Click2Houston.com or the government's
    Galveston Bay Marine Forecast for zip code 77565.

    Weather.com and similar sites are for a too broad an area to be as accurate.
    Gift Certificates for Sailing Lessons Make a Great Gift


    ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat     Learn how to Sail
    We offer the Basic Keelboat Course every weekend year round. You can enroll in a class with as little as two days notice. Weekday and private lessons can be arranged. We are here to make it easy and affordable for you to enter the world of sailing. Ask about our private Mentor sessions for only $250.00.

    ASA 103 and 104 Combo (Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering)

    We offer the Combo course every weekend except when it falls on Christmas. It is recommended you book this class at least 2 weeks in advance. We do about 60 Combo courses every year so advance booking will help ensure you are able to reserve a specific weekend. This class normally is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

    ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation Classroom Course
    $350

    This class is offered once each quarter.  Space is limited to eight students so early booking is recommended



    Next 106 class will be August 28-30, 2020.   0 spaces available     $1090


    Call us at 281.334.4179 to book any of the above classes.

    ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic:  Next clinic is October 24, 2020
    Go to the Become an ASA Instructor tab for more details including pricing.

    Would you like to become an ASA Instructor? Bay Area Sailing School is in need of more instructors. We require our instructors to be experienced, easy going, and to enjoy passing the joy of sailing to new sailors.  Go to the tab on the left for "Become an ASA Instructor" to get details of the schedule in Kemah.   We are here to answer any questions you may have.